3 more starting pitching targets for Dodgers after GM Brandon Gomes’ comments

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Shane Bieber

Trade candidate Shane Bieber has drawn seemingly less hype than fellow AL Central ace Dylan Cease, whom the Dodgers have expressed interest in, but Bieber should also be a consideration for them. The relative lack of interest might have to do with the fact that Bieber was hurt for a considerable chunk of 2023, only pitching 128 innings. He also missed a significant amount of time in 2021 with shoulder strain. However, he does still have two 200-inning seasons, one as recent as 2022, when he placed seventh in the Cy Young voting and won a Gold Glove.

Although Bieber's health could be a concern, it doesn't seem all that risky next to Glasnow's track record. Performance-wise, he's been more consistent than Cease during his healthy years. Money-wise, he's not a free agent until the end of this upcoming season, but he could be an extension candidate in the same way that Glasnow was.